Wednesday, May 9, 2012

29 Largemouth and Fish Ohio Bluegill

After Sean's success bass fishing last week we decided to head out to the same lake to see if the bite was still hot. I got off work, grabbed some quick food, and we headed out. We arrived, put his boat in, and started fishing at about 5:30pm. We started using the same tactics that had produced before, 1/16 or 1/32 jigs tipped with 3 inch wobblehead plastic worms. We fished them in a way that we describe as the roller-coaster method, swimming the bait up and down repeatedly off the shore line. It wasn't long before we started to catch bass on every 5 casts or so, all of which were in the 8-12 inch range. Sean also caught a few crappie with this method. Once dusk neared we switched up to various top water baits in hopes for some more sizable fish. The top water bite only produces a couple more smaller bass. We ended up catching 29 largemouth combined but I had several spit hooks. We also caught a few bluegill and Sean had 3 crappie. Surface water temperature was 73 degrees. The highlight of the trip for me though was a Fish Ohio Trophy Bluegill. I caught it using the wobblehead method and it measured in at a solid 9 inches.
9 inch Redear Sunfish
Most fun I've had bass fishing in a long time and I hope to get out and do it again soon.

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